Friday, 6 February 2009

Useless facts

Working as a full time reporter and writer has made me a news addict. A natural appetite for facts, stories, conspiracy theories and events is a requirement for a successful completion of the job. Often, when I want a break from my writing or the heavy political stories, I visit How much useless information can you store at one website! It gives us the answers to so many questions we will never even think about.

Some examples:
Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel with over 50,000 words, none of which containing the letter "E".
No president of the United States was an only child.
Apples are more effective at keeping people awake in the morning than caffeine.
Ants never sleep.

No word in the the English dictionary rhymes with "MONTH".
The human brain is 80% water.
Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.
Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult.
When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour.
During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants.
Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
(, pictures: Walt Disney/Google search question mark)